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murky

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3 filled with or dimmed by fine particles (as of dust or water) in suspension
  • skies made murky from the smoke of forest fires that were many miles to the west

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4 having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning
  • a murky reply to a question about his intentions

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5 not seen or understood clearly
  • a gubernatorial candidate with a murky position on the hot-button issue of capital punishment

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The first known use of murky was in the 14th century

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“Murky.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/murky. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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